Brumby appeal rejected but war won

Drought and Horses
PHOTO: Herald Sun

THE cattleman caught up in a legal battle with Parks Victoria to stop them ground-shooting brumbies in the Alpine National Park has admitted the latest appeal was a “delaying tactic”.
The Supreme Court last Friday afternoon refused Omeo-based Philip Maguire’s application for leave to appeal the decision that will allow Parks Victoria to cull the feral horse population under its 2018-21 Feral Horse Strategic Action Plan.
Chief Justice Anne Ferguson told the court Mr Maguire’s application lacked standing and that his argument was vague.


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